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Electric Dragon 80,000v [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Yoshiki Arizono , Tadanobu Asano , Gakuryu Ishii    DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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  • Actors: Yoshiki Arizono, Tadanobu Asano, Masakatsu Funaki, Masatoshi Nagase
  • Directors: Gakuryu Ishii
  • Writers: Gakuryu Ishii
  • Producers: Takenori Sentô
  • Format: Black & White, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Discotek Media
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Jun 2006
  • Run Time: 55 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B000FI8ML6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 147,070 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Cyberpunk meets rock and roll 26 Oct 2008
Format:DVD
This movie is one hell of a wild ride!!! Filmed in stunning black and white witha fantastic sounding heavy guitar soundtrack. A child is electrified and gets super-powers. He is sent to a hospital where his head has more electricity pumped into him. He becomes a boxer, but finds an electric guitar and makes it his obsession. Another guy had similar problems as a child but becomes inhabited with the spirit of an electric buddah. THEY FIGHT!!!!!! Erm, kind of.....
The DVD is lovely to look at and sounds terrific. There's a ton of extras - the most useful being a special effects storyboard with a commentary that lasts for quite some time. There's also 99 (I counted) additional photos to look at.
Initial copies of the DVD include the soundtrack as a second CD disc - so you may want to check this is included.
Not for everyone, but if you're into cyberpunk (or indeed just punk!) it's great fun!!!!
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Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  8 reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Supersonic Journey on a 80.000V Lightning Bolt! 17 Sep 2007
By Rui Filipe - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
Now here is a movie which really goes the extra mile for that high octane speed of a supersonic journey into Japan's fantastical cinematic lunacy, by ways of a stylish approach to the urban allegory of "electric" lives, and of "electric" and violent childhoods that spawn truly ugly and senseless beasts into the streets of modern society.
Is our civilization just waiting to die on the hands of our "electric" youth? It seems as if, the faster you go the more will you want to best, no matter how powerful or mighty obstacles are.
Far from being a cinematic masterpiece, it effectively does deliver the goods in a frenzied surrealism, with a rock`n'roll attitude and some cyberpunk elements thrown in for good measure, as this is a low-budget production shot on black and white, drawn on top of Sogo Ichii's japanese underground filmmaking of the early 80's, from the time when he made Burst City (1982).
Definitely not Blade Runner but rather a runner-up to Shinya Tsukamoto's Tetsuo - The Iron Man, Electric Dragon 80.000V (2001) is made to satisfy those hungry for dynamic cinematography, weird characters with even weirder agendas, racing through a lethargic metropolis in a lightning speed overpowering crescendo of Electricity!
Do not expect classical dramatization, social light comedy or a dense intellectual mystery. This is an over-the-top loony piece of adrenaline fueled j-fantasy, driven by a rock solid soundtrack, added by churning guitar soundscapes of abrasive rawness.

I'm just waiting for it to arrive, so I can throw it inside my player and, BANG! Rock'n'Roll, baby!

Worth the wait, definitely!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost Surreal! 15 Mar 2013
By Alfredo Fonseca - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Two big actors fighting, great vision and music AND THE SOUNDTRACK INCLUDED!!!!????
Although this is a really short presentation it is well made, psychodelic and full of power!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Mind Candy! 5 July 2006
By Scott M. Fedor - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
ED80KV is a film that needs to just wash over its viewer with its great camera work, fun visual effects, and strong soundtrack(which is nicely packaged with the DVD!) The cinematography is beautiful with many great contrasting shots and some very clever post-production work. This is clearly a film made by some friends getting together and having fun and that unrestrained creativity and excitement translates through. The cast and crew on the in the extras' Q&A even state that this is not a film you need to think about, just sit back and enjoy!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bizarre and Unique 22 Jun 2008
By C. Sawin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
Dragon Eye Morrison hasn't exactly had a normal childhood. We see him as a young boy climbing an electrical tower with some friends telling him he's going to get electrocuted. Sure enough...it happens. After that, he seems to go through electro shock therapy whenever he gets into trouble. It's usually in fights and continues as he gets older. As a result, he's now charged with 80,000 volts of electricity at all times. He has his own version of the therapy that involves him bolting himself to a table. The only way he can deal with being charged with this much electricity is by playing his electric guitar. On top of that though, he's a lizard expert and has quite the collection. When one of his lizards turns up missing and Thunderbolt Buddha steps into the picture, that's when things get even more bizarre.

This movie is beyond weird. It clocks in at a little under 55 minutes. Calling it a film or a movie may be a bit out of place considering the length. The best way to describe it is by saying it's like an extended music video spliced with a live action anime or manga. I was reading up on the film's origin and apparently the director used the leftover funds from a previous film to make this one. Even using two of the main actors from that same film (Gojoe: Spirit War Chronicle). While that may be the case, this stands alone as its own film. The film's biggest strength is the way it was shot. It's entirely shot in black and white and its style just seems to bleed off the screen. The most unique shots tend to be when Dragon Eye is playing his guitar as the lighting and perspective are just what you'd expect from someone taking all their frustrations out on a guitar, which tend to be in your face. There's a scene towards the last half of the film though where Thunderbolt Buddha does something to get Dragon Eye's full attention where Dragon Eye is moving through rooms without moving himself. It looks like he's just floating from room to room and it just helps the viewer realize what he's feeling at that particular moment in the film; like it's all some sort of bad dream.

The music may be what makes or breaks the film for the viewer as it tends to walk a thin line between being kinda catchy to just being distorted noise with screaming. The film is loud in every sense of the word. Whenever Dragon Eye starts to play his guitar, it just sounds like a lot of noise. It fit the film as that would make sense if someone was channeling 80,000 volts of electricity through a guitar it would probably sound more like that than something a bit more polished. But if someone wasn't a fan of loud, heavy music then it may affect their judgement of the film.

Electric Dragon 80,000 V is more of a bizarre black and white experiment than anything else. On the bright side, it's original. It's not based off of anything or a remake of anything. It stands on its own two legs and that's saying something these days. Its originality may be its downfall for some viewers though as the manga influences practically flow through every frame surrounding itself with loud, heavy guitar riffs. If you're a fan of previous Tadanobu Asano films or are in the mood for something unique, I'd highly recommend it. I wouldn't recommend it to just anyone though as it may be so bizarre it'd wind up going over a lot of people's heads.

Rating: 7/10
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a pleasant surprise 25 Sep 2008
By A. M. Moran - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
I saw this movie online and I adored it. I immediately looked it up on amazon, and found it for sale. I was saddened however, that it wasn't the two disc special edition with the soundtrack. However, upon receiving the item, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I had INDEED received the special edition. THANKS AMAZON! :D
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